In terms of paging, we can relay a lot more information with the alpha pager than with a numeric, but we can "squeeze" a good deal of info into the numeric to notify our customers of the time, date, and who the message was from (We use a coded system to represent letters, or users can set up their own "numeric database", where they can map certain e-mail addresses to a given code, so that "email@example.com" will be paged as "111" and a user will immediately know that a page from "111" indicates that they have received mail from Joe.
Whether you currently have a numeric pager, or already have alpha service, we can essentially page customers at any pager in the US/Canada, and in most other places in the world, usually at very competitive rates (ie, cheaper than a regular Long Distance call).
How do I actually have my E-Mail paged, faxed, or forwarded to me?
In order to be paged, you may have users send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can forward mail to us using a .forward file, procmail script, or whatever other forwarding mechanism you wish to utilize. Both methods, that is, direct mail to us for paging and forwarding to you, or forwarding from your account to us, may be employed at the same time.
Once mail arrives at Interpage, it will immediately be sent to your pager, based on a given set of instructions/conditions which may be set and modified at will. For example, you may set a number of screens or conditions which need to be met in order for you to be paged. These screens include: Time of Day, secret codeword in Subject:, mailing list screening, address screening, and site screening.
Additionally, the same screens may be set for mail forwarding, ie, users may set an infinite number of schedules and screens for mail forwarding just as you would for paging, as well as faxing.
The InFax entry is a particularly useful tool if you need to send mail to those not linked to the Internet or who can not access their mail regularly, or for those who have spotty pager coverage and would like their e-mail sent to a remote location as a "backup" to a pager while traveling.
We also offer a "Reminder Schedule", where users can send mail to Interpage's mail server, or telnet on and add or delete reminders for upcoming events, weekly or monthly meetings, weekday-only events, etc. Interpage can store a complete schedule of "to-do" items which will be paged to you at the times and dates you specify, on a recurring or one-time-only basis.
Users may also page other (non-Interpage) pager owners by sending us e-mail instructing our mailserver to page other pagers, or by telneting on and dispatching the pages yourself.
As to our other fax services, we offer a highly versatile "Outward Faxing", or "OutFax" service, where users can send a fax to anywhere in the world by sending us a simple e-mail message. Postscript files are also accepted, and will be accurately reproduced at the destination fax machine. OutFax users may select from a whole range of options, such as font size, pitch, darkness, inclusion of a cover sheet, and more.
We also offer Fax-On-Demand to Internet Businesses and ISP/IAPs, and other features which will enhance and augment an individual's overall efficiency and the utility derived from the Internet.
Prospective users may evaluate our Telnet user interface by telneting to: interpage.net, and logging-in as "guest". They will be able to sample the control interface and read help files (including this one) on our e-mail response system. We also have our help files and other information located on our WWW server, at: http://www.interpage.net. We encourage you to browse and/or set up links of your own if you are interested.
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